The name of all the continents ends with the same letter that they start with.
The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States .
TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
Women blink nearly twice as much as men!
You can’t kill yourself by holding your breath.
It is impossible to lick your elbow.
People say “Bless you” when you sneeze because when you Sneeze, your heart stops for a millisecond.
It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
The “sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.
If you sneeze too hard, you can fracture a rib. If you try to Suppress a sneeze; you can rupture a blood vessel in your head or neck and die.
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents great king from history. “Spades” King David; “Clubs” Alexander the Great; ” Hearts” Charlemagne; “Diamonds” Julius Caesar.
111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
If a statue of a warrior on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has a all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
What do bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers all have in common? Ans. All invented by women.
Honey This is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
A snail can sleep for three years.
All polar bears are left handed.
American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.
Butterflies taste with their feet.
Elephants are the only animals that can’t jump
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated
On average, people fear spiders more than they do death
Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’
Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand.
The ant always falls over on its right side when intoxicated.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
The human heart creates enough pressure when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months, two rats could have over million descendants.
Wearing headphones for just an hour will increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 times.
The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
Most lipstick contains fish scales.
Like fingerprints, everyone’s tounge print is different
And finally 99% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow
(ITB Global Supply Chain) – 6500 employees – Nov 2008 – Jun 2011
Was promoted as the Global HR Director for the ITB Global Supply Chain organisation. Was the Global HRBP for the SVP-ITB GSCM.
Responsible for providing HR support & Leading HR for the world wide ITB GSCM organisations in US, Europe, China, Phillipines, Asia, India.
Leading a HR team of 56 members
Helped in rebalancing of Production from Mature economies to New Economies
Involved in rationalisation of Plants in US, Europe and China and ramping up Operations in India & Phillipines
Coaching & Mentoring senior ITB GSCM leaders
Integration of HR policies, systems and tools with the SE organisation
Member of the Global ITB – HRCommittee
Member of the Global ITBGSCM Management Committee
Schneider Electric India – (since Dec 2005……)
Head HR India Subcontinent (APC India) – 3200 employees – Dec 2005 – Nov 2008
Joined as the Head of HR (India Subcontinent) with APC India. Was responsible for helping Business grow the organisation in India.
Helped Sales grow from 27m USD to 114 mUSD
Grew APC Manufacturing – 3 factories to 8 factories
Helped set up the IPO (captive IT organisation) in India
Grew India R&D from 10 employees to 50
Employee Strength grew from 1800 to 3200
Hired the entire leadership team across Sales, Manufacturing, R&D , IT and Support Functions
Harmonised HR Policies, Systems and tools across all Business / Functions
Thwarted attempts from external unions to gain entry into the organisation and fostered Employee Committees to gainfully engage them
Rationalised grades, titles and market driven compensation
Lead a HR Team of 24 members
Brought down attrition from around 24% to around 12%
Helped in seamless transition and integration with Schneider Electric after being acquired in 2007-2008
Caltex India Pvt. Ltd (2002 – 2005)
A leading Energy company globally (Sales, R&D, Manuf – 600 employees)
Was responsible for integrating the HR department of 3 organisations including an acquired company.
Standardisation of HR policies, Uniform Job Grading, Compensation & Benefits, Job Titles, Performance Management Process, Talent Management & Development, Competency framework, Organisation restructuring and redesign, set up in the India Leadership Council involving leadership of 3 companies and Acquisition & Integration of Chemoleums Lubricants
Was promoted as the GM-HR for India & Srilanka
Co Systems India Pvt Ltd (2001-2002), General Manager – HR
A pioneering Telecom Software Product development company with development centres in India and US (320 employees)
Involved in setting up the HR department.
Helped up ramp up employee strength to about 300 employees in a year.
HR Strategy for gaining entry & foothold in India
Engaged with Campus thro Campus Connect Programs and hired through Campus Placements
Praxair India Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (1997-2001), Senior Manager – HR
A global Leader in Industrial Gases (Sales, Manufacturing & IT – 600 employees)
Involved in setting up the Corporate HR. Helped up ramp up employee strength to about 300 employees in a year. HR Policies, C&B, Job Bands, Job Titles, Salary restructuring, HRIS, Performance Management Process, Competency Framework & Training & Development.
Was involved in acquisition and merger of Asiatic Industrial Gases, Asiaticl Oxygen, Carbon dioxide company.
Closure of manufacturing plants. Helped set up a small E-services company to provide internal IT support for Praxair globally.
Indian Herbs, Bangalore (1994-1997), Manager – HR
A leading Indian Natural Products Company (Sales, R&D, Manuf – 600 employees)
Was responsible for stabilising a HR department, Organisation design, Job Evaluation, Job Grading / Banding & Job Titles. Revamped HR policies, Performance Management Process & introduced a homegrown HRIS package.
Grew company to double its strength, helped set up the Extraction Unit, new R&D Centre and a Human Health Business Unit.
Stabilised IR situation and employee relations by engaging internal Leaders
India’s pioneering Telecom Company (Sales, R&D, Manuf – 32000 employees) Strong foundation set for a HR career
Started career at Corporate HR, worked in OD, Policy Making, HRIS, IR, Compensation & Benefits including Staff Officer to the Director-Personnel
Moved to ITI Model Plant (Sam Pitroda’s Rural Automatic Exchange project). Responsible for Employee Welfare, Training & Development. Became the Head of the Training Centre and was involved in helping ITI to get ISO Certification
Joined as Personnel Officer Trainee ended as Assistant Personnel Manager